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nprnews_____ = ||| lubuntu at wor3 89S7|||State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care||| kickerpage = |||no kicker pagenpr for NPRNEWS||| summarynpr = |||In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child’s benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults.

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State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care

Clockwise from top left: Tristen Hunter, Ethan Harvey, Malerie McClusky, Katrina Edwards, Mateo Jaime and Alex Carter.

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State Foster Care Agencies Take Millions Of Dollars Owed To Children In Their Care



In at least 36 states and the District of Columbia, child welfare agencies use a child’s benefit checks to offset the cost of foster care, often leaving them with a tattered safety net as adults.


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